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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

DIY FELT BASKETS


I’m actually fortunate enough to have a craft room/studio in my house these days, that me and Graeme did up last summer. I used to basically only have a cupboard when I lived in my old flat in Glasgow, so this is quite the step up. But since I basically have a ton of craft supplies, it’s still far too easy for this room to become a complete mess. Which is very unfortunate because it’s the first room you see when you ring my doorbell too. So cute baskets to help me stay organized is always helpful! I’ve seen a few of these felt baskets around in shops, and figured that they looked simple enough to make and thus decided to try making my own. And they were very simple to make indeed! The most time consuming part was doing the stitches on the side, mainly because I chose a contrasting color for a bit of a pop and thus felt I had to put a little extra effort into making sure my stitches were neat enough. Here’s how I made my felt baskets:

Supplies: For this project, I used 40x40 cm squares of thick felt, metal label holders, and some thick thread, I used a contrasting strong woolen thread. Tools I used include a craft knife, a needle, a ruler and a cutting board.



Step 1: Measure out and cut squares from each corner of your felt. The bigger the squares, the taller the side of the box will be. I measured 10x10 cm squares using my ruler and cut these out with the craft knife.

Step 2: On what will be the outside of your basket, cut halfway through the fold using your craft knife. This will create nice edges at the bottom of the basket.

Step 3: Attach the label holder. Measure out where you want your label holder to be, make a couple incisions into the felt that correspond to the label holder, and attach.
 
Step 4: Stitch up the sides of your basket using your needle and thread. 

Fill your basket up with stuff and cut out a label. Ta-da!

6 comments:

  1. Oh how cute! I love these. I always need better organization pieces so I should try these out!


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    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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  2. What a wonderful idea! I would love to make some red or maybe sparkly black ones! Or pink.. really anything! Great great idea! Thank you for sharing. And thanks for stopping back by the blog. I've been meaning to visit yours again... but this reminded me while I was at my laptop :) -Alexandra

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    1. Thanks! I think you should make one in every color! Haha

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  3. Your blog is so cute! I love organizational things, so I'm really digging these felt baskets. They look so easy to make too!

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    1. Thanks! And you should, they're very easy! :)

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